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. vista president is danny inouye was a giant here in the senate, he was a mountain back home. hawaii would not be hawaii without danny inouye. he p5 for his stake. he would not allow it to be ignored and he made it a better place to live and work for generations to come. mr. president as a senator from another state far from washington d.c. i learned a lot from senator inouye about how to make sure they never get lost here in the mix. through his quiet and shining example, we all learned a bit more about that partisanship. i so remember danny huddling here on the floor working closely with his good friend, senator stevens from alaska. we all learned a bit more about effectiveness. he knew how to get things done more than anyone i have seen before or wilson's. we have all learned a bit more about humility. you would never hear danny talk about himself. we all learned a bit more about respect, about kindness towards all, not just those who agree with you and mr. president danny helped us all remember every single day why he came here in the first place. i can tell you how many times da
turned to senator daniel inouye so it should come of no surprise that danny died as he lived with great dignity. this is no urban legend. the capitol physician said he used to watch people die, but never with such dignity. irene, his lovely wife, talked about the event. chaplain black, security officers who were there with him minutes before he passed away, before he dieded, he shook the hands of friends and crest the family who surrounded him. he thanked the doctors. he thanked the nurses for their care and attention. he thanked his security detail for the careful protection over the years. dan inouye wrote notes detailing his last wishing minutes before he passed away working until mere moments before his death. he told his wife, irene, that he would appreciate my speaking before you today, a gesture that touches my heart more than words that i can express. then he said aloha and quietly joined the lord. he had faced death many times, especially during that awful war that he was fighting in. he would often tell us, told me on many occasions, that during his life, he had just been luck
turned to senator daniel inouye. so it should come as no surprise that danny died as he lived with great dignity. this is no urban legend. dr. monahan, the physician said he watched people die, but never loses dignity. i rained, his lovely wife talk about the event. chaplain black, security officers who were there with them, minutes before he passed away, before he died, he shook the hands of friends in christ family who surrounded him. he thinks that there is connecting to the nurses for their care and their attention. he thanked his security detail for their careful protection over the years. dan inouye for details on his last wishes minutes before he passed away, working to mere moments before his death. he told his wife, irene, who would appreciate my speaking before you today, a gesture that touches my heart more than words that i can express. then he said aloha and he quietly joined the lord. he had faced death many times, especially during the awful war he was fighting in. he would often tell us, told me on many occasions to turn his life he'd just been lucky. he always said, just
, but i never met a man or woman in that period with as much physical and moral courage as danny inouye. i never met a man with as much loyalty to his country, to his country, and to his friends -- to his country, to his family, into his friends. some new served with a long time remember he was one of the few people to stand on the floor to defend a colleague who was under siege without ever considering the political consequences to him back home. he always just did the right thing. he always had the moral courage to do the right thing. he had a compass that always directed him to his true north and a resolve to do a truly extraordinary things, things that few women or men ever contemplate being able to consider doing. we all know that on april 21, 1945, and i had the privilege of being with him on the 50th anniversary of d-day. we stopped, and we were with bob dole, as well. he and bob dole were on a mountaintop, and you literally go up as the crow flies. same time, same day, both morally wounded when fighting for their country, just in the ridges above tuscany, but ofause of danny's sens
to an american hero, a great senator, an amazing man, and a dear friend, senator danny inouye. senator inouye dedicated his life to public service and through his hard and faithful work he has left his nation around the state that he loves so dearly far better in so many ways. we will all hear a lot about -- in the days ahead about the barriers that danny broke down over the course of his life. we will hear about his service in times of war and in peace, about his heroism, about his love for his family and state and country, and we'll hear about the admiration and respect he's earned from so many of us here in the senate on both sides of the aisle. over the course of a long and very storied career. but, mr. president, what i want to focus on for a minute today is the danny inouye who's been there for me as a friend and mentor for the past 20 years. who's been a shining light in this chamber and has set an example for all of us who measure our work not simply in words but in actions. senator inouye was certainly not the loudest member of this chamber. he was certainly not the most verbose, and
with as much physical and moral courage as danny inouye. i never met a man with as much loyalty to his country, to his family, and to his friends. some who received with him a long time remember he's one of the few people that would stand on the floor to defend a colleague who was under siege without ever considering the political consequences to him back home. he always just did the right thing. he always had the moral courage to do the right thing. he had a compass that always directed him to his true north and a resolve to do truly extraordinary things. things that few women and men ever contemplate or able to consider doing. we all know that on april 21st, 1945, and i had the prief leming of being -- privilege of being with her on the 50th anniversary of d-day, and we were with bob dole as well. he and bob dole were on the mountain top, go up literally, only about two miles from one another, at the same time, same day, both mortally wounded and fighting for their country. just above the bridges above toc -- tuscany, but because of danny's sense of honor, and something i can ascribe it to w
to compromise with the death, that is heroism. danny inouye in every sense of the word was a hero. if that's all he had done for his country, he would've contributed more than 99.9% of all americans contributed to the country. but his fight for his platoon, his fight for his fellow hawaiians come his fight for his country didn't stop. after 21 months in the hospital being rehabilitated, with two other men he came to know and love who had incredible character and courage as well, one has already been mentioned, bob dole who we all know, and feel heart, one of the finest most decent men i ever had the privilege of murder at a great opportunity be collecting as a young kid. it was those giants, those giants and they are still giants, those giants in the senate. imagine the three of them spent 21 months together during the bulk of that time. through rehabilitation. danny went home and joined a movement for statehood. he returned to hawaii with a heart as full when he left, which is an amazing thing to me. when hawaii was admitted to the union and 59, its first representative as we all know was danny
tribute to one of my great friends and one of my great colleagues, danny inouye, who passed away yesterday. the majority leader has done such an extraordinary job recounting his life, and i think back what it must have meant to him as he witnessed pearl harbor at the age of 20. he said that he realized at the time that the pilots in those planes that were bombing his family and others in hawaii were people of the same ancestry as his father, and it hurt him. it hurt him as well to be branded as suspect because of his japanese origin and to see literally tens of thousands of japanese americans interned in camps because their loyalty was questioned. he took the opportunity to volunteer and serve our nation to prove that he was willing to risk his life for america, to prove his loyalty. he served in one of the most highly decorated units in all of world war ii, the 442nd regimental combat team which was comprised of japanese americans, and they fought in the european theater. they recently came to washington to be honored, and senator inouye was there. it was a great moment to see these men o
. danny inouye, as i was listening to others become i thought about the fact that every high point and low point of my career since i announced for the senate as a 29-year-old kid, your husband, your father, brother, was there for me. running an impossible race and coming to delaware, been there, i did not want to come to the senate's, actually knocking on my door and saying you are going to run for president, could i be your national chairman? and the impact he has had on not just me, but my family, jill, and particularly my two boys. danny's departure marks the end of an era, generation of men and women, the greatest generation, who literally transformed america and helped reshape the world. and in my view, among them, danny may have been the most unique, the most whole. robert ingersoll said when the will defies fear come in duty throws the gauntlet down to faith. when honor scorns the compromise with death, that is heroism. danny was a heroic figure in every aspect of his life. as so many have referenced today and all that has been written about danny since he passed, says a man who ha
inouye. i'm hard pressed to think of anyone in this body that i respect or love more than danny inouye. his broad smile, his desire to work with you, help you, his interest in finding common ground, his decency, his honesty, his forthrightness and his just dedication to service is unsurpassed. someone pointed out to me when dan was first chairman of the house appropriations committee, he passed all the measures through his committee virtually unanimously. we should stop and think about that for just a second. this place is now so polarized, it's difficult to get measured passed, but dan, as committee chairman, worked with his members so that virtually every bill in his first year were passed unanimously. there was one i think that was 29-1. and if only we would stop to reflect on that a bit. it would help us, somewhat, work together better. dan also worked very closely with member ted stevens. one time ted was chairman of the appropriations committee, the other time of the ranking member. the two of them worked very, very closely together to get the measures passed through the appropri
in that period with as much physical and moral courage as danny inouye. i never met a man with as much loyalty to his country, to his family, and to his friends. some who served with him a long time will remember he was one of the few people that would stand on the floor to defend a colleague who was under siege, without ever considering the political consequences to him back home. he always just did the right thing. he always had the moral courage to do the right thing. he had a compass that always directed him to his true north and resolved to do truly extraordinary things. things that few women or men ever contemplate and able to consider doing. we all know that on april 21, 1945, and i had the privilege of being with him when the 50th anniversary of d-day we stopped, we went and was with bob dole as well. he and bob dole on a mountaintop, you go up literally as the crow flies, i think it was only about two miles from one another, on the same time, same day, both mortally wounded fighting for their country. just above the bridges of tuscany, but because of danny's sense of honor, that's the
of my great friends and one of my great colleagues, danny inouye who passed away yesterday. majority leader has done such an extraordinary job recounting his life, and i think back, what it must have meant to him as he witnessed pearl harbor at the age of 20. he said he realized at the time that the pilots in those planes that were bombing his family and others in hawaii were people of the same ancestry as his father, and is hurt him. it hurt him as well to be brand as suspect because of his japanese origin and to see literally tens of thousands of japanese americans inturned in camps because their loyalty was questioned. he took the opportunity to volunteer and serve our nation, to prove that he was willing to lift his life for america to prove his loyalty. he served in one of the most highly decorated units in all of world war ii. the 442nd ridge mantal combat team, which was comprised of japanese americans and they fought in the european theater. they came to washington to be honored and senator inouye was there it what a great moment to see these men who had proved to america the
of the united states congress were not graced by the presence of daniel ken inouye. danny was elected to the u.s. senate when i was 2 years old. he had been elected to congress a couple years before i was born. he would remain my senator until i left hawaii for college. even though my mother and grandparents took great pride that they had voted for him, i confess that i wasn't paying much attention to the united states senate at the age of 4 or 5 or 6. it wasn't until i was 11 years old that i recall even learning what a u.s. senator was or it registering at least. it was during my summer vacation with my family. my first trip to what those of us in hawaii call the mainland. so we flew over the ocean and with my mother and my grandmother and my sister, who at the time was 2, we traveled around the country. it was a big trip. we went to seattle and we went to disneyland which was most important. we traveled to kansas where my grandmother's family was from and went to chicago and went to yellowstone, and we took greyhound buses most of the time, and we rented cars, and we'd stay at local motels
but we're going to follow old-school values of the men who went before us. danny inouye, ted stev stevens,n who fought in world war ii to defend america. they stood on this senate floor to defend the constitution and they spoke up for their states. that's what we're going to do. but i want everyone to know we also will want to ensure our spending reflects our values to protect our country, to protect vulnerable populations, and to also prepare america for the future. i will have more to say about all of this at a later time, but i just wanted to say i take this not as an honor but as a great responsibility. i'm so appreciative of the caucus who confirmed me and i'm very appreciative of the way members of the other side of the aisle also reached out. you know, if we take the time to listen to each other, to respect each other, and listen to the needs of the people, we can really work to get more bang out of the buck, get more value for the dollar. we can have a strong -- a strong economy, a safer country. we can be frugal without being heartless, and at the same time we can assure the taxp
and moral courage as danny inouye. i never met a man with as much loyalty to his country, to his family and to his friends. >> former senate majority leader bob dole came to the capitol to pay his respects. inouye and dole actually first met at a michigan army hospital while they were both recovering from wounds during world war ii. they went on, of course, to serve together in congress for over three decades. >>> now to business where the fiscal cliff negotiations, of course, weighing on the global markets. stock futures took a big hit after house speaker john boehner failed to rally the republicans around his so-called plan b. earlier yesterday markets actually rallied led by bank of america and jpmorgan. for more on what to expect from wall street today, my good friend, cnbc's ross westgate. happy holidays, sir. >> hey, brian. happy holidays. good to see you before christmas, brian. yeah, we closed high yesterday, but with the events that you've talked about, republicans in the end not holding that vote because john boehner couldn't muster enough votes to raise taxes on people earnin
not graced by the presence of daniel ken inouye. danny was elected to the u.s. senate when i was two years old. he had been elected to congress a couple years before i was born. he would remain my senator until i left hawaii for college. even though my mother and grandparents took great pride that they had voted for him, i confess that i wasn't paying much attention to the united states senate at the age of four or five or six. it wasn't until i was 11 years old that i recall even learning what a u.s. senator was or registering at least. it was during my summer vacation with my family, my first trip to what those of us in hawaii call the mainland, so we flew over the ocean, and with my mother and my grandmother and my sister who at the time was two, we traveled around the country. big trip. we went to seattle and we went to disney land which was most important, and we traveled to kansas where my grandmother's family was from, and went to chicago and went to yellowstone. we took greyhound buses most of the time and we rented cars and would stay in local motels or howard johnson's and if the
has lost a giant, and america has lost a hero. danny inouye was truly a great man, and i feel blessed in my short time here, my two years, to have been -- had the opportunity to sit with him over a private lunch, to joke with him occasionally in the anti-room, to learn something of his spirit and his personality. he had such a big heart and such a wonderfully gracious spirit. most of the senators i've had the honor to come to know in these two years, i only knew as a great distance as a local elected official, at someone as a business community at home in delaware. and, frankly, when i asked senator inouye to lunch, i was intimidated. as a congressional medal of honor winner, as a giant of the senate, the chairman of the appropriations committee and the president pro tempore of this senate, i, frankly, trembled to sit with him at a lunch and was delighted to discover a person so approachable, so warm, so human, so hardworking, so loyal, so spirited, and so passionate. so in the minutes ahead, i'd like to share, if i can, a few insights about a dozen other senators who are retiring fro
now danny inouye. you know, senator inouye was something -- he's different than most other senators. i remember when my daughter katie, when she was much younger. she said my two favorite united states senators -- i thought she was going to be one of them. my two favorite ones are senator inouye and senator jesse helms. they're such kind, older guys. she said do they ever get angry at anything? no, they really don't. senator inouye, as a conservative republican, having gone to him many times for favors really to ask if we could get something done, he never turned me down during that time. i had a long visit yesterday with his son and told him what we really feel about danny inouye, how much we're going to miss him. so any waeurbgs that happened in 19 -- anyway, that happened in 1959, when he was first elected to the united states senate. the other thing that's significant that happened in 1959, 53 years ago today is i was married. so this is my 53rd wedding anniversary. we were married in 1959. in fact, she's watching now. she hardly ever does, but i called and said watch this. i can't
eye and i said i love you danny inouye. he said i love you too. what a wonderful thing to hear from a true american hero in every respect. it has been a privilege and an honor to serve with such a remarkable and truly humble man. i also want to thank his wonderful staff in working with my staff on so many mutual projects. i will misyou every day. i yield back the balance of my time. >> the senator from new jersey. >> mr. president there are few times in history, few times in the history of this institution when one senator, a singularly icon i can leader comes along and reminds us of what it means to be a united states senator, whate means to represent the very best of what this nation stands for and to do it as he always did with the utmost dignity, honor pride and integrity. i'm deeply sad tond have to speak to the passing of a true american hero. someone who inspired so many of us here in the united states senate, someone whose ideals and sense of justice were always on display. the passing of senator inouye leaves a painful void in the leadership of this body, the life and sacri
complications. his passing prompted president obama to tweet, "aloha, danny." senator inouye was 88 years old. we have a look back at his remarkable life. >> reporter: democrat daniel inouye was the second longest serving u.s. senator and the third in line for the presidency. he was also the first japanese american to serve in congress and a world war ii hero. >> all of us in hawaii looked up to him, and we are so sad to see him go. >> reporter: inouye was born in hawaii in 1924 and dreamed of being a surgeon. he heard the call to arms when japanese planes flew over his home to bomb pearl harbor. he served in italy and there lost an arm to a german grenade, leading a battle that won him the medal of honor. >> everything became a bit crazy. bullets flying all over the place, and my arm flew off. i looked for the grenade because i knew it was in my hand, and there it was still clutched. and i peeled it off and threw it at the enemy. >> reporter: inouye was elected to the u.s. house of representatives in 1959. the same year hawaii became a state. he won a seat in the senate three years later whe
a -- well, how do i describe it? he was a very emotional perso danny inouye was more calm. but they formed this remarkable friendship based on shared history going back to world war ii, probably some sense of shared destiny in the sense they were both from the two last states to join the union, not part of the continental united states, came as the first senators and were here so long but really what united them is an enormous dedication t america, patriotism. and when i said that dan inouye's leag is in connecticut and -- legacy is in connecticut and probably most every other state, i could go around the state and i'm thinking of the years and years danny was the chairman of the appropriations committee and the defense appropriations committee. there wasn't anything that we were able to do for connecticut in that time he didn't support. protecting long island sound, the connecticut river, improving our transportation stems systems, making gras to our schools, colleges, and universities, support of the defense industries in connecticut, which have meant so much to the defense of our countr
described as an undercover pound of peas. danny inouye was on that flight as i look across his desk with the white flowers as was senator ted stevens. we flew to see our troops in bosnia. later i went to spend easter with our troops where we had the most beautiful sunrise service i ever attended. it was in an open air hangar with our men and women deployed there. for the first time itas a texas guard unit that was in command of the base and it was the first time since the korean war that we had a guard unit in command of an operation overseas. and they did a great job which led to many guard units from other states also taking command of bases and operations. i flew out of baghdad. this was in the law few years -- this was in the last few years in another c-130 when there were no lights on the plane and no lights on the runway because it was trying to make sure tha there was not any clue to the enemy that maybe we were leaving when they were firing missiles around the airport. or the times that i have visited afghanistan where the first time i visited with senator mccain and our tro
cross delivery of peace which we actually had on the c-130, and my good friend danny inouye was on the trip with us as i look over at his empty desk with white flowers as was senator ted stevens, and we flew in to see our troops in bosnia. later i went back to bosnia to spend easter with our troops where we had the most beautiful easter sunrise service i have ever attended or will ever. it was in an open-air hanger with our service men and women who were deployed there. for the first time, it was a texas guard unit that was in command of the base and it was the first time since the korean war that we had a guard unit in command of operations overseas and they did a great job with many guard units from other states also taking command of bases and operations. i flew out of baghdad. this was in the last few years. in another c-130 when there were no lights on the plane and no lights on the runway. because it was trying to make sure that there was not any clues to the enemy that maybe we were leaving when they were firing missiles are around the airport. or the time is that i h
. in in a washington that is so attorney apart, danny inouye diffused the situation and brought us together. he understood that words mattered as much as actions, and he always worked to elevate the debate and stood by his friends no matter their political stripes. it's why we have heard from people on both sides of the aisle and some who are speaking today who are saddened by his death. what our country lost this week, i received a message from our good friend and brother, faleomavaega and he is traveling overseas and asked that i mention his deep condolences to the people of hawaii. and i ask unanimous consent to incorporate into the record a statement that we have received from congressman fall yeoh ma vega. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. hirono: they call senator inouye a mentor. simply put, senator inouye was an extraordinary person, a giant in the senate who accomplished so much for the people of hawaii and our nation. it is now up to us to carry on that work. to realize his vision, to draw upon his strength. his strength of purpose and strength of character to do what is
and myself, you know, we just left danny inouye's funeral, a man who exetchfied the very best of the u.s. senate tradition and so i know that john, it won't be ease where i to leave the senate that you love. and i think it's fair to say there will be great challenges ahead. an uncertain world will continue to test our nation. even with all the challenges that you face, i have never been more confident, more optimistic, than if we act with wisdom and with purpose and we're guided by our values and we remind what binds us together as americans, the united states will continue to lead ms world for our lifetimes. john, i'm very grateful that you agreed to take on this new assignment. i'm confident that the senate will confirm you quickly. i guess you won't be able to actually appear and pride at the same time, so we'll have to figure out how that works, but i know that you're going to be an outstanding secretary of state. thank you so much. [ applause ] >> mr. president, is there going to be a deal? mr. vice president? mr. dodd? >> the president leaving the roosevelt room without answering
kind of partisan squabbling. danny inouye lived a full and remarkable life. we will miss him dearly. he was proud of his japanese heritage, proud of his roots, proud of his service as a champion of veterans and veterans' rights. he loved our troops. it is fitting that a building at the walter reed army institute of research now bears his name. i often marveled at how hard he fought to regain his health in the face of mounting odds. he died with no regrets. aloha was his last word. hawaii misses daniel inouye, america misses him, and our thoughts are with his wife irene and his son daniel ken jr. who was a great friend of my stepson johnny heinz. and also the rest of his family at this difficult time. i yield the floor. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, are we in a quorum call? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, i rise to pay tribute to senator kay bailey hutchison who will be retiring at the end of the year. senator hutchison has been a dear friend and colleague for a long time. she has always been ready to offer wise counsel, and i have usually list
for john and joe and myself, we just left danny inouye's funeral, a man who exemplified the very best of the u.s. senate tradition, tradition, and so i know that john, it won't be easy to leave the senate that you love, and i think it's fair to say that there are going to be some great challenges ahead. an uncertain world will continue to test our nation, but even with all of the challenges that we face, i have never been more confident, more optimistic that if we act with wisdom and with purpose and if we're guided by our values and we remind what binds us together as americans, the united states will continue to lead in this world for our lifetimes. so john, i'm grateful that you've agreed to take on this assignment and i'm confident that the senate will confirm you quickly. i guess you won't be able to actually appear and preside at the same time, so we'll have to figure out how that works, but i know that you'll be an outstanding secretary of state. thank you so much. congratulations. [ applause ] [ inaudible question ] >> all right. you've been watching the white house, the presi
on the senate side on friday. there is the funeral for danny inouye tomorrow. that's going to take up a lot of tomorrow. there's the viewing today. you have the benghazi hearings. you have to get past that. time is rung oning out on the calendar. what i'm hearing is go home for christmas and come back the day after. come back on the 26th. >> plan b as a diversion makes sense if they were still talking. but they're not talking. according to senior white house officials, they haven't talked since monday. in normal circumstances, maybe that works but we're getting to the point where you have to strike a deal. >> actually if they don't strike a deal in the next day or so, you can't write something this big by the end of the -- >> correct. >> andrew is right. >> you have to start piecing this -- >> they'll probably end up going home for christmas. they'll get an earful from people and then come back and pass quickly. >> and they do have stuff written. they have pieces according to conrad and budget leaders in both houses. they have the second -- >> conrad was sure they'd have a deal. >> everybod
not be standing here today. i think it is fair to say that danni inouye was perhaps my earliest political inspiration. then for me to have the privilege of serving with him, to be elected to the united states senate and arrive and one of my first visits is to go to his office and for him to greet me as a colleague, and treat me with the same respect that he treated everybody he met. and sit me down and give me advice how the senate worked and regail me with some stories about wartime and his recovery. stories full of humor. never bitterness. never boastfulness. just matter of fact. some of them i must admit a little off color. i couldn't probably repeat them in the cathedral. that is a side of danny that, anyhow. danny once told his son that his service to this country had been for the children. for all the sons and daughters who deserved to grow up in a nation that never questioned their patriotism. this is my country, he said. many of us have fought hard for the right to say that. and obviously rick shinseki described what it meant for japanese-americans. but my point is when he referre
think i speak for john and joe and myself -- we just left danny inouye's funeral, a man who exemplified america's best traditions. i know it is not easy to leave the senate you love. i think it is fair to say there will be some great challenges ahead. an uncertain world will continue to test our nation. even with all the challenges that we face, i have never been more confident, more optimistic that if we act with wisdom and purpose and are guided by our values and we remind what binds us together as americans. the united states will continue to lead in this world for our lifetimes. i am confident the senate will confirm you quickly. i guess you will not be able to appear and preside at the same time, so we will have to figure out how that works, but i know you will be an outstanding secretary of state. thank you so much. [applause] >> mr. president, the fiscal cliff -- is there going to be a deal? [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> live in the roosevelt room of the white house, president obama nominating s
, a noble man to lean on, we always turn to senator daniel inouye. it should come as no surprise that danny died if he lived with great dignity. this is no urban legend. dr. weinand, capitol physician said he watched people die, but never with such dignity. his lovely wife talked about what it meant. chaplain black, security officers who were there with them. minutes before he passed away, before he died, he shut the hands of friends and crest the family who surrounded him. he thinks the dock or is connecting to the nurses for their care and attention. he thanked his security detail for their careful protection over the years. dan inouye wrote notes detailing his last wishes minutes before he passed away, working until mere moments before his death. he told his wife, irene, that he would appreciate me speaking before you today, a gesture that touched my heart more than worse than i can express. then he said aloha and quietly joined the lord. he faked deaths many times. he would often tell us, told me on many occasions that during his life he had just been lucky. he always said just lucky. b
hawaiian, president obama, tweeted this. aloha, danny. senator daniel inouye died monday. he was 88 years old. >>> and hazing charges are being filed after the death of a freshman student at northern illinois university. police say 19-year-old david bogenberger was forced to drink during a party at the pi kappa alpha fraternity. five face felony charges. a family attorney says bogenberger just wanted to fit in. >>> a federal judge has denied a request by apple to ban the sales of dozens of samsung phones in the u.s. the request came after a jury ruled 26 samsung phones infringed upon apple's pattens. their sale would be harsh, because the copy from apple is a small portion of the phone's functionality. >>> and a computer hacker has been sentenced to ten years in prison. christopher cheney tapped into the personal e-mails of dozens of others, mostly in the entertainment industry. johansson told the judge she had been humiliated. >>> finally, take it from me. do not look down. the world's highest, and thus, scariest pedestrian bridge, has opened in the swiss alps. >> no way. >> it is three
to say, you know, i think i speak for john and joe and myself, you know, we must left danny inouye's funeral, a man who exemplified the very best of the u.s. senate tradition. and so i know that john, it won't be easy to live the to leave the senate that you love. and i think it's fair to say that there're gonna be some great challenges ahead. an uncertain world will continue to test our nation. but even with all the challenges that we face, i have never been more confident, more optimistic that if we act with wisdom and with purpose, if we're guided by our values and we remind what binds us together as americans, the united states will continue to lead in this world for our lifetimes. so, john, i'm grateful that you've agreed to take on this new assignment. i'm confident that the senate will confirm you quickly. i guess you won't be able to actually appear and preside at the same time. [laughter] so we'll have to figure out how that works. but i know that you are going to be an outstanding secretary of state. thank you so much. congratulations. >> also on capitol hill, republican
in world war ii. inouye lost an arm. senator dole nearly lost his. and so, 89-year-old senator dole, now confined to a wheelchair, insisted on walking to pay his respects, saying, i don't want danny to see me in a wheelchair. >>> and next, we turn to the day-to-day in newtown, connecticut, where 26 children and teachers were gunned down. today, there were five more funerals. and tomorrow will be a day of mourning across connecticut. at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, a moment of silence to mark the one-week anniversary of the tragedy. >>> and also today, vice president joe biden began his task of curbing gun violence in america. he called in cabinet officials, police chiefs and law enforcement experts to give him ideas. and one of those men was the chief of police in baltimore, maryland, jim johnson, who said it's time to stop letting anyone who wants to fire off dozens of bullets without even having to reload. and he shows abc's john quinones the mere seconds that could save lives. >> reporter: they come in cases of 20, 30, even 120 bullets. maximum fire power packed into high capacity magazines. >
america on dan inouye would have been an honor but we may have taught him pales in comparison to what he tots. a few years ago danny told an audience that our greatness as a nation lies in part in our willingness to recognize the flaws in our past, including our treatment of japanese-americans, and our determination in whatever limited way we could to make amends. dan inouye served his country because of his dream of what we could be, a nation unbound by our all-too-human failings. he believed to his core that we are able to shed old prejudices and that our nation, de despiter flaws, shines with such bright promise that we can inspire remarkable service and sacrifice. a nation so great that those we treat with disdain or even hatred can respond with love that knows no limit. love is powerful as the love that dan inouye showed for all americans and for the very idea of america. i'm so grateful for the lessons that danny taught me, so grateful for his friendship. barb and i send our deepest condolences to irene and all of danny's family, to the people of hawaii, and to all of those touched
the respect of an entire nation. i think it hinted to me what might be possible in my own life. >> danny's power and influence ultimately lay in his character. >> inouye died this week at the age of 88 due to respiratory problems. services are also planned for hawaii that the president will attend. member of armed forces given grinch service by the popular wheel of fortune watch this. >> i would like to solve, seven swans aswim swimin'. >> you know what happened there. >> no i thought she said that. >> easy to do did it in the vernacular and left off the g in seven swans aswimin'. >> that is awful. contestant renee told she incorrectly guessed the puzzle seven swans aswimin'. >> i could hear the g. next emphasized the g swimming she was award the prize puzzle. like a gadd sport she did not protest she just nodded along to pat sayjack's awful explanation. >> that is awful. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be
republican senator in history and a world war ii hero. vice president biden remembered in inouye as a quintessential american. >> no one, no one in the 40 years i served with danny, ever, ever, ever once doubted he would do what he said. never once doubted his word. never once wondered whether or not he'd keep whatever commitment he made. that -- that is the most valuable capital any man or woman who has ever served in this place can possess. >> another former senator and war hero bob dole saluted his former colleague. daniel inouye died on monday, he was 88 years old. >>> and this news just coming in to cnn, the brother of bernard madoff is sentenced to ten years in prison for helping cover up the most notorious ponzi scheme in history. peter madoff pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and falsifying investment records. he says he is, quote, deeply ashamed. bernard madoff is currently serving a 150-year sentence in a north carolina federal prison. >>> and thousands of people have no power in the wake of strong storms that tore through parts of mobile, alabama, in the wee hour
. inouye lost an arm and senator dole nearly lost his. so 89-year-old senator dole, now confined to a wheelchair, insisted on walking to pay his respects, saying i don't want danny to see me in a wheelchair. >>> the famously globe trotting hillary clinton may have taken her last trip as secretary of state. due to her recovery from a concussion, the spokesman says clinton has canceled travel through the middle of next month. by that time, the new secretary of state may be confirmed. >>> now we turn to the worsening situation in syria. a u.s. official confirms within the last day, the assad regime has launched lots of scud missiles at rebel areas in the territory. russian president putin, a top assad ally, acknowledged, this is important, that it is time for change in syria. >>> back here at home, it is one week since tragedy struck newtown, connecticut. a moment of silence will be observed beginning at 9:30 eastern time to remember those who died. then bells will ring 26 times to mark the lives of 20 children and 6 adults who were killed. president obama will also mark the moment
ask unanimous consent the tributes to danny inouye, late senator from hawaii, be printed as a senate document and that members have until 12:00 p.m. on tuesday, january 8, 2013, to submit said tributes. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent when the senate completes its business today, it recess until 11:00 a.m. on monday, december 31, 2012. following the prayer and pledge, the journal of proceedings be approved to date and the time for the two leaders be reserved for their use later in the day, that following any leader remarks, the senate proceed to a period of morning business until 12:00 p.m. for debate only with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: if there is no further business to come before the senate, i ask that it recess under the previous order. the presiding officer: the senate stands in recess until 11:00 a.m.
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